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Tax Director

  • Location: Ridgefield Park
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 18 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 10 October 2022
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Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

  • This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.

  • Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

Tax Controversy:

  • Develop and execute tax audit strategies; effectively manage all US income federal, state, and local audits.

  • Develop effective working relationships with tax authorities.

  • Manage tax risk issues.

  • Provide guidance on tax risk profile, materiality, and risk-based approach across the department.

  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside the tax function to support tax positions subject to audit, including Legal, Accounting and Finance.

  • Investigate and resolve periodic tax notice inquiries from the IRS, state and local taxing authorities.

  • Represents the Company before various taxing authorities; coordinates with IRS, federal and various other state agencies for tax matter resolution.

Transfer Pricing:

  • Manage and coordinate Advanced Pricing Agreements (APA) including the reporting and filing of the related APA annual reports and oversight of competent authority matters with respective US and non-US taxing authorities with the support of SEA’s external tax providers.

  • Drive global transfer pricing policies and review reports and analysis provided by third party providers.

  • Provide the Tax Compliance/Reporting Group with understanding a working knowledge of the group transfer pricing methodology to ensure appropriate financial reporting and tax return filing positions.

Financial Tax Reporting:

  • Proactively communicate and work with broader corporate tax team to assess exposure in current and future positions

  • Assess uncertain tax position and determine reserve requirements; draft memorandum substantiating any related financial statement impact in accordance with IAS 12

Tax Planning:

  • Monitor, analyze, and advocate on tax legislative and regulatory developments.

  • Works with outside tax advisors on key strategic projects and tax planning initiatives, as required

  • Research and Development Credits.

  • Oversee and manage the federal and state research and development income tax credits for the SEA North American Group.

  • Coordinate with outside tax advisors to compile the supporting documentation and compilation of the required contemporaneous documentation required by the IRS and state taxing authorities.

  • Support the review of quarterly and annual estimated and forecasted credits for financial tax reporting purposes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and assure compliance with all outside of the U.S. tax return obligations and tax payments, ensuring all international entity tax compliance (US tax withholding and FBAR) is completed and filed timely

  • Provides leadership and strategic guidance to the Tax Compliance Department personnel.

  • Interacts and advises North American business units by serving as a subject matter expert on tax related matters.

  • Supports and provides an analysis of complex issues, including written memoranda of potential tax accounting issues and related transactions that may significantly impact the SEA Group as needed.

  • Support with the design and implementation of improvements in tax processes that are aligned with corporate compliance, financial reporting and planning initiatives.

  • Understand SEA’s research development, manufacturing and commercial operations to be in optimal position to provide tax advice to stakeholders.

  • Support business in assessment of permanent establishment tax risk in collaboration with Corporate Tax with tax advice to limit exposure.

  • Ensures compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.

  • Establish and maintain internal relationships with affiliated company personal and external tax/auditor professionals.

  • Liaise with other Tax, Finance, and Accounting department personnel.

  • Contribute to the overall success of the team by keeping Senior Tax Leadership informed of work status; proactively evaluating tax saving and effective tax rate reduction opportunities; challenging traditional procedures used in the past; and attempting to find new approaches

  • Implement managerial responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies, procedures, federal, state and local laws.


  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Must have Requires a least 10 years of supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to generate team engagement, collaboration, development, credibility and commitment.

Knowledge of:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principles, practices and methods.

  • Business English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

  • Financial audits, practices and applications.

  • Supervision and training practices and methods.

  • Principles of mathematical and statistical computations.

  • Current Company policies, practices and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.

Must have Soft Skills:

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively about business goals and global tax planning initiatives and impacts.

  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives and practices for effective, efficient and cost-effective management of allocated resources.

  • Responding to inquiries or complaints from federal and state regulatory agencies.

  • Reading, analyzing, interpreting and applying financial and tax manuals, accounting journals, financial reports, legal documents, and federal, state and local tax related laws, codes and regulations.

  • Supervising, coordinating, delegating assignments and reviewing the work of assigned department personnel.

  • Ability to effectively delegate work as needed.

  • Strong analytical, research and critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex tax concepts.

  • Discuss moderately complex tax issues with the team. Keep informed of current tax developments and effectively apply tax knowledge to client situations.

  • Demonstrating professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude and by maintaining the confidential and proprietary nature of work products.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Incumbents in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing and walking, vision to monitor, moderate noise levels and periodic business travel.

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities.

ASK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.